Congressman Bill Owens is shy about military funding.


America is heading toward fiscal peril. 

Barack Obama and his Congressional allies have overcharged on the nation’s credit card. Now they are afraid to make the tough choices that are so desperately needed to pull our  country back from a fiscal abyss.

They had a chance today to propose a budget that would put our country on a path to more jobs, more growth and more opportunity by getting our nation’s fiscal house in order.  Instead, Obama and his team have proposed a budget that is nothing more than political document designed to help them with reelection.  
NY 23rd. Congressional candidate, Matt Doheny
recently visited Cape Vincent, NY as part of his
Donuts with Doheny Town Hall Tour.

The president proposed zero structural changes to entitlements, proving that he’d rather be popular than protect our seniors – who will see a 23 percent cut to their Social Security when the fund becomes bankrupt.

Obama also suggests no changes to our fundamentally flawed tax system. It’s anti-competitive at a time when we can least afford it. The president talks of putting our economy back on track, but then levies punitive taxes on small business and job creators to stifle growth.

In addition, Obama used his budget to advocate for yet another $500 billion in military cuts – on top of the $500 billion already scheduled - and two rounds of base closings. This strategy will lessen our readiness to respond to global conflicts and could weaken our economic security.

I am committed to a strong national defense, and that includes keeping Fort Drum well staffed and well equipped.

Matt Doheny,


  1. Today, Bill Owens told a group of locals that he is holding fast on support for the massive industrial welfare for renewables.

    He is supporting the wind welfare despite the fact that the the impacts of industrial wind will have very serious consequences on the values of many North Country home owners who will get stuck living next to them.

    Owens is supporting the wind welfare despite the fact the the social and economic makeup of wind targeted towns is destroyed. Even the democratic pro wind in Cape Vincent have said that the town will never heal.

    And Owen's defense of the wind subsidies was the one that insults the intelligence of his constituents the most,

    "We have to get off foreign oil."

    It has been well document by the government energy folks themselves that less that 3% of our electricity is generated by burning oil.

  2. Owens is on the wrong side of both issues, military spending and wind subsidies.

    Not this time Bill, time for you to go.

  3. Anonymous2/13/2012

    The military cuts is a slippery slope. As far as Drum is concerned, our best weapon is Republican John McHugh who would never rat out the North Country. But when it comes to Owens understanding the 23rd., he is brain dead on military spending. He might pretend until he is elected and then, POW! Owens is pure Washington with no NNY ties.

  4. Ramblings2/13/2012

    John McHugh is a good man to both the military and Northern NY. I can't imagine why he took that job when Obama offered to him. The other day I talked with a person from Clayton, NY and he said if they closed Fort Drum, think of all the money they would save.. I can't imagine what it would cost to keep Fort Drum functioning, but it's like throwing money down the drain I told him. Oh well who's the wiser.

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  6. Anonymous2/13/2012

    I guess he just doesn't get it about renewables. He must be so busy down there that he doesn't have time to do the research. Lets see if we can get him out of there.

  7. Publicated2/13/2012

    John McHugh cut my mother's social security for an entire year because she won on a scratch ticket for a lousy $2,000 and refused to help her at all. Fort Drum is in down time right now and is waiting to be deployed in 2013. Gee, I wonder where? Everything is politics and politics is always about money in their pockets. Wind is the only negative thing you're opposed to I suppose. Both sides of the isle want their military budget intact.

  8. Scout Leader2/14/2012

    How many child molestors does it take to screw in a light bulb? None. They like to work in the dark.

  9. Anonymous2/14/2012

    dear scout leader your true profession is showing. Keep it in your pants in the dark.